Whoops, just searched for it, it's going for $975. No wonder it's not selling.
Yeah I was going to say thats a super crazy low price on a GSR.
They don't tend to go cheap on the used market.
I'm sitting here wiping down and function checking mine right now in preparation for practice tomorrow.
STi the pad and base shape of the silver one looks just like a Novak/ACT mag, which came stock with my GSR and also comes stock with the SW 1911. It's a good mag but pricey to replace. The Black gun is a Wilson, I've got like 8 of those. They definitely are different as not only the bases differ but the attachment points for the bases too.
As for my interests it would be for all of the above (carry & practice/range) and IDPA too.
I've been thinking about a Glock on the periphery but I'm pretty sure if I defected from 1911 I'd go with a CZ or buy my buddies 228 which has been sitting in his safe untouched for a year now. Last fall I told him not to part with it as Sig stopped making them.
The Marvel conversion writeup, crap I forgot about that!
I'll jump on that thanks for the reminder.
It shoots very well not just in my hand but in that of a woman I loaned it too this past Saturday too. Her son brought her to the range to show her how to shoot and happened to be in the lane on my immediate right. He had her shooting a .22 revolver but gave her zero real instruction aside from pull the trigger and the gun goes bang. I hate seeing this kind of 'Introduction' for newbies.
The lady had a full sized target at just 21' and she was missing one in 5 or 6 shots and they were low right at the hip. She was getting discouraged and frustrated. So I introduced myself and offered her a stick of gum to help relax and reduce her nerves. Turns out she's a teacher and does the same for her students during big tests.
Next thing I know she's in my lane and I'm doing a firearm function review with her and the son (turns out he's only shot a gun 3 or 4 times prior) and I loan her my Marvel riding atop my Colt Defender frame (she had tiny hands).
Her first shot at the same distance was high just left of the adams apple with her second and third dead center with just about an inch spread. She was psyched as was her son too.
Two full mags later she and her son left with smiles and a little less fear of a firearm.
So far the Marvel has worked as advertised right from day one straight out the box. No problems with anything functionally.
It doesn't though like the frame rails of my Springfield Armory as they are a tad thicker than normal and the slide at recoil has just a bit too much friction though by hand it feels fine. An oddball issue not the fault of either products components.
Additionally one of the range masters has the Series 2 (Practical) variant in 4" sizing that he uses for trainign and he says that like mine it's been very solid with no problems and high accuracy with whatever ammo.
A complete review with pics and shit I'll work on soon...